Makhtar Gueye is the man. The Senegalese striker was, as EL PERIODICO already advanced, the priority objective of Royal Zaragoza lead the attack of the Aragonese team and his signature will be official, if there are no last-minute setbacks, within the next few hours. Just two days before the market closed, the club have reportedly already assured the striker that he has become the big obsession and on which efforts in the offices have been focused.
Gueye, in fact, is already in the Aragonese capital and has even passed the medical examination before the official announcement of its incorporation, which is expected for the next few hours. He arrives on loan but not from Ostend, with whom he had two years left on his contract, but via one of the clubs (probably French Lens) with which Real Zaragoza maintains these famous synergies which, in this way, would have already provided three of the five signings made this summer (sweet bread there Julian, Atlético de Madrid, and Gueye himself). This, yes, La Liga regulations require Real Zaragoza to take over half of player’s file. The rest would be borne by the entity from which it originates borrowed for a season.
Tall striker (he measures 1.95), Gueye, 24, arrives at Real Zaragoza after scoring 25 goals between the last two seasons (13 in 2020-21 and 12 in the past) who played in the Jupitel Pro League in Belgium and after a career that started in his native Senegal, where he was in Gorée, to join the Saint Etienne subsidiary in March 2018. He has made his debut in the highest category of Gallic football in the 2018-19 campaign, although he remained all year between the first team and B. Later, in 19-20, he was loaned to Nancy, with whom he scored seven goals. in 24 games before the pandemic stopped everything.
After this loan, Gueye went to Belgium to join KV Oostende, who paid a million euros for his signature. He scored 13 goals, including 11 in the Jupiler Pro League, in 35 games. Last year he rose to 12 goals in 31 appearances in the Belgian top flight, but the arrival this season of Fraser Hornby and the bet on Thierry Ambrose relegated him to the background, with only 35 official minutes and the two last matches, against Saint Truden. and Louvain, without being summoned.
Now, even though the Burnley English was ready to bid hard for their services and that cHe had options in Germany, France and even Belgium, Makhtar Gueye arrives at Real Zaragoza to become the offensive reference of a team without goals.
Physical power, aerial game and powerful shot These are the main qualities of the Senegalese footballer, who has not been international with his team (qualified for the World Cup in Qatar which will be played in November) and who is now embarking on his first adventure in Spanish football. Gueye completes a front composed of Julian Simeone, who shone last Friday in Cartagena in his first appearance as a starter, and Ivan Azon, indefinite loss following bone edema in his left knee which keeps him unprecedented this season. The intruder is Juanjo Narvaezalthough the Colombian will continue on the exit ramp until midnight Thursday.